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Maharashtra revives multi-member panel for civic polls


Cupboard resolves to make sure reservation in city native civic our bodies won’t cross 50% mark

The Maharashtra Cupboard on Wednesday cleared the choice to reimpose the sooner provision of multi-member electoral panel for the upcoming municipal company and council polls. The tripartite Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities had scrapped the choice after coming to energy, nevertheless it has now determined to vary its earlier determination.

The State authorities had earlier amended the Maharashtra Municipal Councils, Nagar Panchayats and Industrial Townships Act, 1965, to convey again the one-member ward system as an alternative of multi-member electoral panel.

“The COVID state of affairs, floor actuality introduced to note by elected representatives and significance of collective illustration to hold out duty has led to the roll again,” mentioned an City Growth Division official. The choice won’t be relevant for Mumbai as it’s ruled by the Mumbai Municipal Company Act.

The electoral panel can have three members so far as potential. However at some locations, it could haven’t lower than two members and no more than 4.

The Cupboard additionally cleared the choice to amend the Mumbai Municipal Company Act, Maharashtra Municipal Company Ordinance and Maharashtra Municipal Councils, Nagar Panchayats and Industrial Townships Act to make sure reservation in city native civic our bodies won’t cross 50% mark making certain 27% reservation for the OBCs.

Within the final Cupboard, the same modification was cleared for rural native our bodies. The choice was taken within the wake of ongoing political slugfest after the Supreme Court docket scrapped the political reservation for the OBCs in native civic our bodies because it was crossing the 50% mark.

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